The Himachal Pradesh vigilance and anti-corruption bureau has registered a FIR in a land deal allegedly involving BJYM national president and recently re-appointed joint secretary of the BCCI Anurag Thakur.

In the FIR, name of Arun Thakur, second son of former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, was also figured for forging documents to purchase a piece of land.

The Vigilance has registered a case under sections 420, 188, 120B, of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 13 (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act against Anurag and Arun Thakur.

Official confirmed FIR and said that both of Dhumal’s sons had allegedly purchased 32 marlas of land at Kalapul near Dharmsala by forging the documents. Official claimed that the same land was allotted to one landless Premu on compassionate grounds in 1992 and as per the law the land couldn’t be transferred further for 20 years, but it was sold and even transferred in the name of Anurag in 2008 even before the lock-in period expired. It is pertinent to mention here that Prem Kumar Dhumal was Chief Minister, when this land was transferred.

The vigilance bureau has also registered a case against HPCA for encroachment on 720 square feet land of Sports Department near Dharamsala Cricket ground.

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